Here's When Amazon's Music Streaming Service Is Coming To Australia

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"We've seen phenomenal feedback from customers who use Amazon Music Unlimited, and we're thrilled to bring an entirely new world of music streaming possibilities to listeners in Australia and New Zealand", stated Sean McMullan, Head of International Expansion for Amazon Music.

But technology experts warned Australians had yet to be won over by smart speakers as privacy concerns were still preventing the technology from going mainstream.

Amazon announced its plans last years to launch its Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo devices in New Zealand and now the company has started to take pre-orders on some devices. But when linked to other smart gadgets it can be transformed into the central hub of your smart home, allowing you to control nearly anything in your house via voice command.

"We're constantly working to develop concepts and initiatives that will be helpful to our customers, and we rely heavily on data to inform all such initiatives", Village GM of marketing and sales, Mohit Bhargava, said.

"We had to teach Alexa proper names, sports like rugby and cricket, and many different holidays".

From today customers in Australia can preorder an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus, with the devices beginning to ship next month. She can also check your Qantas points.

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The Echo Plus ($269) is taller, has a better speaker and includes tech that makes it easy to set up a smart home.

Amazon Echo, the voice-controlled smart home gizmo that "inspired" Google Home, is finally coming to Australia!

"Our skill [the term Amazon uses for Alexa capabilities] for Amazon Alexa devices provides a secure connection between the device and a customer's internet banking account, allowing them the convenience to manage their money".

The online retailer will also launch a subscription music service alongside its devices, Amazon Music Unlimited, starting at $4.99 a month for use with one Echo speaker, and undercutting Google and Apple music services by $7 a month.

"Consumers have big privacy concerns about smart speakers, and issues around having something listening to you even when you don't know it". His performance has steadily improved with every interaction and today he averages more than 900 conversations per day with customers and boasts a conversation success rate of more than 70 percent.

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